Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - gardening - water http://www.instructables.com Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:37:56 PST BLOX v1.01 Watering Your Plants http://www.instructables.com/id/Watering-Your-Plants/
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 18:59:03 PST
Home Made Lotus Pond http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-Lotus-Pond/
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 06:49:16 PST
How to Germinate Lotus Seeds http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Germinate-Lotus-Seeds/
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 06:59:15 PST
DIY Aeroponic + Aquaponic + Air-Lift Pump Vertical Farming System http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Aeroponic-Aquaponic-Air-Lift-Pump-Vertical-Far/
DIY Aeroponic + Aquaponic + Air-Lift Pump Vertical Farming System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/DLM3/IIW1Y7QC/FYDDLM3IIW1Y7QC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/DLM3/IIW1Y7QC/FYDDLM3IIW1Y7QC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/DLM3/IIW1Y7QC/FYDDLM3IIW1Y7QC.SMALL.jpg Lim San AeroponicUsing of a 40mm diameter uPVC pipe, create 2 arrays of 32mm holes to accommodate net-pots to growing vegetables, herbs, edibles, etc.using only aquarium wool as growing medium. The root system is house inside the Vertical Farming Pipe. Fish tank water c/w fish waste/poo is fed to the plant ...
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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 22:10:19 PST
DIY Hydroponic Growing Container Box http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hydroponic-Growing-Container-Box/
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Sat, 19 Dec 2015 08:50:14 PST
DIY Hydroponic Growing Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hydroponic-Growing-Bottle-1/
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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 09:12:24 PST
DIY Aquaponic Vertical Window Farming http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Aquaponic-Vertical-Window-Farming/
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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 07:52:16 PST
Indoor Hydroponic Lettuce http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-Hydroponic-Lettuce/
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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 05:46:24 PST
DIY Constriction Airlift Pumps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Constriction-Airlift-Pumps/
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Sat, 7 Nov 2015 22:30:36 PST
Save fertilizer, your pocket, the world and get healthier plants by using Mycorrhiza http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-fertilizer-your-pocket-the-world-and-get-heal/
Save fertilizer, your pocket, the world and get healthier plants by using Mycorrhiza - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/VX8M/IG2LXKK1/FDOVX8MIG2LXKK1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/VX8M/IG2LXKK1/FDOVX8MIG2LXKK1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/VX8M/IG2LXKK1/FDOVX8MIG2LXKK1.SMALL.jpg Team Z Too much fertilizer is used in agriculture today. But more is not always better. Indeed, too much fertilizer can seriously harm your plants, burn their leafs and pollute ground water. The dose makes the poison.Because in our days mineral fertilizers are easily available, we forgot about a lot of nat...
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Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:30:11 PDT
Lighting up the Plants http://www.instructables.com/id/Lighting-up-the-Plants/
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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:18:40 PDT
Watering cup http://www.instructables.com/id/Watering-cup/
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Sun, 4 Oct 2015 15:09:16 PDT
Fast and Easy, PVC Garden Watering System (for under $70) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-and-Easy-PVC-Garden-Watering-System-for-under/
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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:54:44 PDT
Pond Planter from a milk crate http://www.instructables.com/id/Pond-Planter-from-a-milk-crate/
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Mon, 7 Sep 2015 15:12:11 PDT
Miniature green house with arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-green-house-with-arduino/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 02:54:26 PDT
Simple large plant watering system http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-large-plant-watering-system/
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Sat, 4 Jul 2015 07:55:03 PDT
Put Your Hoses Underground http://www.instructables.com/id/Put-Your-Hoses-Underground/
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:11:01 PDT
Water your dogs while watering your garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-your-dogs-while-watering-your-garden/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 11:14:38 PDT
Planta Rhei: everything flows. http://www.instructables.com/id/Planta-Rhei-everything-flows/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 08:52:44 PDT
Make Yourself an Olla (Oy-Uh!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Yourself-an-Olla-Oy-Uh/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 09:33:15 PDT
Garden Plant Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Plant-Stand/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:43:57 PDT
Simple planter water reservoir http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-planter-water-reservoir/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:07:02 PST
Automatic Plant Watering Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Plant-Watering-Device/
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:19:26 PST
Passive irrigation system sand filter from scrap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Passive-irrigation-system-sand-filter-from-scrap/
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:43:36 PST
Hydroponic Wall Unit http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydroponic-Wall-Unit/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:25:11 PST
Balcony Gardener http://www.instructables.com/id/Balcony-Gardener/
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:41:15 PST
Bury your Gutter Downspouts http://www.instructables.com/id/Bury-your-Gutter-Downspouts/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:53:22 PDT
Simple Water Pump Protection Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Pump-Protection-Switch/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:20:38 PDT
Seed Starter Pots for Free! http://www.instructables.com/id/Seed-Starter-Pots-for-Free/
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:32:49 PDT
Drip installation DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Drip-installation-DIY/
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:41:03 PDT
Gravity Fed Self Watering Homemade Earth bucket http://www.instructables.com/id/Gravity-Fed-Self-Watering-Homemade-Earth-bucket/
Gravity Fed Self Watering Homemade Earth bucket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/YIEQ/HWMYEA57/FE0YIEQHWMYEA57.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/YIEQ/HWMYEA57/FE0YIEQHWMYEA57.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/YIEQ/HWMYEA57/FE0YIEQHWMYEA57.SMALL.jpg xotan135 This is an idea I saw from another user. They used a plumbing ballcock mechanism to make it function. When I started crafting, I wondered if their might be an easier way to facilitate auto watering instead of having to do all the cutting and using all the adhesive that was needed to modify a float v...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:43:58 PDT
Self Watering Bucket Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Watering-Bucket-Planter-1/
Self Watering Bucket Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/C7FF/HVJDXZZI/F1CC7FFHVJDXZZI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/C7FF/HVJDXZZI/F1CC7FFHVJDXZZI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/C7FF/HVJDXZZI/F1CC7FFHVJDXZZI.SMALL.jpg taweili This system is developed for rooftop community garden in Shanghai. The goal here is to create a self watering planter that:1. Easy to build without hard to get specialized materials 2. Doesn't need complicated tool3. Can filter water coming out of the bucket so it doesn't dirty up the roof Cut Th...
By: taweili

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Sat, 24 May 2014 06:34:08 PDT
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow! http://www.instructables.com/id/Diapers-Help-Your-Plants-Grow/
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/8FVU/HN6BVUXZ/FN88FVUHN6BVUXZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/8FVU/HN6BVUXZ/FN88FVUHN6BVUXZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/8FVU/HN6BVUXZ/FN88FVUHN6BVUXZ.SMALL.jpg The King of Random Wait .. Diapers?  How do those help your plants?  Trust me, it's probably not what you're thinking. Watch the Video! NOTE:  The results, depictions and claims portrayed in this video are based on the limited experiences I had to test ideas prior to production.  All information is belie...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:25:36 PDT
Digging your own working garden or homestead well. http://www.instructables.com/id/Digging-your-own-working-garden-or-homestead-well/
Digging your own working garden or homestead well. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/872R/HTMNNCDE/F2I872RHTMNNCDE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/872R/HTMNNCDE/F2I872RHTMNNCDE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/872R/HTMNNCDE/F2I872RHTMNNCDE.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios Nothing is quite as basic for your homestead or your garden than the need for water.  This simple resource was essential for survival on the farm.  Not much has changed.  Despite having water piped to most of our homes the tools and skills necessary to get at the water beneath your feet are still im...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 16:13:11 PDT
Backyard Garden Boxes - On the Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Garden-Boxes-On-the-Cheap/
Backyard Garden Boxes - On the Cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/CV2V/HSVT8WOE/FJSCV2VHSVT8WOE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/CV2V/HSVT8WOE/FJSCV2VHSVT8WOE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/CV2V/HSVT8WOE/FJSCV2VHSVT8WOE.SMALL.jpg M.Hawse My family decided to create some backyard, above-ground, garden boxes since the soil where we live is rock-hard and not easily manageable. We wanted to keep expenses on this project low so we chose materials and methods accordingly. There are many ways to go about this project--some more effective ...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:49:43 PDT
Indoor CFL Grow Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-CFL-Grow-Light/
Indoor CFL Grow Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/EFOI/HSL296WZ/FTOEFOIHSL296WZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/EFOI/HSL296WZ/FTOEFOIHSL296WZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/EFOI/HSL296WZ/FTOEFOIHSL296WZ.SMALL.jpg Kymisko Winter is ending. Spring is almost here. When Spring comes I love to start some plants from seed in my garden. This year I decided to be prepared and not lose two weeks of valuable growing time by starting my seeds indoors, and that way they are healthy and ready to go by the time of first planting....
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 18:20:34 PDT
How to Make Flowers Last Longer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Flowers-Last-Longer/
How to Make Flowers Last Longer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/6YCU/HS4VRQNX/FYH6YCUHS4VRQNX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/6YCU/HS4VRQNX/FYH6YCUHS4VRQNX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/6YCU/HS4VRQNX/FYH6YCUHS4VRQNX.SMALL.jpg amalkhan So you received the most beautiful bouquet from someone who loves you dearly...except it only lasts for 3 days. The bouquet, that is. Not the love. The flowers that seemed to be so healthy and vibrant one day seem to sag before your very eyes the next; first wilting then drooping completely. Make th...
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:02:13 PST
long reach watering device http://www.instructables.com/id/long-reach-watering-device/
long reach watering device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/3HIS/HO0Q577M/F323HISHO0Q577M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/3HIS/HO0Q577M/F323HISHO0Q577M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/3HIS/HO0Q577M/F323HISHO0Q577M.SMALL.jpg foobear If you have a need to water a plant that is higher than you can reach, you don't have to go and get the step ladder with this little device supplies One spray bottle (Dollar Tree: $1 - or recycle something) some aquarium tubing long branch or bamboo stick either: 3 small sections of heat shrink ...
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:56:35 PST
How to grow pea plants indoors http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-grow-pea-plants-indoors/
How to grow pea plants indoors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/QI57/HNID1WNP/F5GQI57HNID1WNP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/QI57/HNID1WNP/F5GQI57HNID1WNP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/QI57/HNID1WNP/F5GQI57HNID1WNP.SMALL.jpg bigpurple I'm going to show you how to grow peas indoors! =D First your gonna need a pot and seed. Then you put 2 peas in the pot close to the center 2 inches deep.  Then you put it in a sun filled area in your house and wait for about 4-5 days and you should see a little plant popping up. Planting N...
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 09:44:59 PST
The Basil Box - Compact and Affordable Hydroponic Deep Water Cultivation http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Basil-Box-Compact-and-Affordable-Hydroponic-/
The Basil Box - Compact and Affordable Hydroponic Deep Water Cultivation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/9OHU/HJKC1RZD/FJH9OHUHJKC1RZD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/9OHU/HJKC1RZD/FJH9OHUHJKC1RZD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/9OHU/HJKC1RZD/FJH9OHUHJKC1RZD.SMALL.jpg Dandeman321       Last year I followed this Instructable  to build a hydroponic garden and it turned out really nice. I used it to grow lettuce, basil, and tomatoes. After a couple months, the lettuce started bolting and flowering and the tomatoes outgrew the setup. In the end, I used the setup to grow three ba...
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:47:05 PDT
Automatic watering from a water barrel http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-watering-from-a-water-barrel/
Automatic watering from a water barrel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/10HI/HIGFAMA5/F6G10HIHIGFAMA5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/10HI/HIGFAMA5/F6G10HIHIGFAMA5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/10HI/HIGFAMA5/F6G10HIHIGFAMA5.SMALL.jpg knife141 I am lazy.  A few years ago I got tired of having to manually water the 15-20 potted plants around our patio, so I put in an automatic drip irrigation system.  I would have liked to run the same system to the side of our house where we have 7 potted plants on and near a side porch, but unfortunately...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:46:18 PDT
How To Plant Water Saver RTF Grass Seed http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Plant-Water-Saver-Grass-Seed/
How To Plant Water Saver RTF Grass Seed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/VWLO/HHS9R90M/FAJVWLOHHS9R90M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/VWLO/HHS9R90M/FAJVWLOHHS9R90M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/VWLO/HHS9R90M/FAJVWLOHHS9R90M.SMALL.jpg sunshiine This spring we planted Barenbrug Water Saver RTF  Grass and I wanted to share our experience with everyone in the community. I am excited because I have wanted a lawn for a very long time! Our goal was to plant a grass that did not require a lot of water nor did we want to use harmful chemicals or...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:01:07 PDT
Upcycled Auto-Watering Garden Aliens http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Auto-Watering-Garden-Aliens/
Upcycled Auto-Watering Garden Aliens - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/WJLN/HH2VO4EI/F8IWJLNHH2VO4EI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/WJLN/HH2VO4EI/F8IWJLNHH2VO4EI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/WJLN/HH2VO4EI/F8IWJLNHH2VO4EI.SMALL.jpg TheProcrastibaker These little guys are sure to abduct your heart.  They're simply out of this world! These aliens work just like watering globes such as aquaglobes, but they can be made from recycled green glass bottles! They are perfect for smaller container plants such as herbs or flowers, and excellent indoors ...
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Sat, 1 Jun 2013 17:17:35 PDT
Upcycled Wine Bottle Watering http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Wine-Bottle-Watering/
Upcycled Wine Bottle Watering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/70YS/HGU2PEVT/F6X70YSHGU2PEVT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/70YS/HGU2PEVT/F6X70YSHGU2PEVT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/70YS/HGU2PEVT/F6X70YSHGU2PEVT.SMALL.jpg TheProcrastibaker In this instructable, I'm going to teach you how to turn wine into water! Or at the very least, teach you how to upcycle wine bottles into an automatic watering system for your garden. These work on the same principle as the glass watering bulbs for gardens (such as Aquaglobes.) These are PERFECT...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 13:37:50 PDT
Garden Hose Manifold http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Hose-Manifold/
Garden Hose Manifold - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/HSZF/HFD10XH4/FH3HSZFHFD10XH4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/HSZF/HFD10XH4/FH3HSZFHFD10XH4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/HSZF/HFD10XH4/FH3HSZFHFD10XH4.SMALL.jpg RushFan This is a replacement garden hose manifold for a commercially available one that was terrible.  I got it at one of those big orange places about 6 months ago.  I don't recall how much I spent on it, but if it was more than a buck, I wasted money.  Both shut-off valves stopped working about a month a...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:06:53 PDT
Homemade Water Fountain http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Water-Fountain/
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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 18:48:42 PDT
How to hand dig a water well http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-hand-dig-a-water-well/
How to hand dig a water well - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/8XUL/HEBMZMAJ/FU08XULHEBMZMAJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/8XUL/HEBMZMAJ/FU08XULHEBMZMAJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/8XUL/HEBMZMAJ/FU08XULHEBMZMAJ.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios Sure you can hire someone but sometimes that isn't an option.  Could be the expense, the mess, the room, heck maybe you just don't want anyone to know you are sprinkling your lawn for free.  (your business, not mine) I could not see spraying filtered chlorinated drinking water on grass and veggies ...
By: NelsonStudios

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Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:48:39 PDT
Un-plugging a sandpoint well http://www.instructables.com/id/Un-plugging-a-sandpoint-well/
Un-plugging a sandpoint well - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/UZOY/HEBNATNM/FT9UZOYHEBNATNM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/UZOY/HEBNATNM/FT9UZOYHEBNATNM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/UZOY/HEBNATNM/FT9UZOYHEBNATNM.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios After 3 years of service I noticed the water volume starting to drop off at the sprinklers.  At the start of each year we would have less water and no amount of pumping would make it better.  I began to suspect the sandpoint at the bottom of the well was filling with silt.  The standard way to fix t...
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Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:17:19 PDT
Pallet Garden Reference Design! Combined with vertical gardening and water recycling! http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-gardening-Raised-bed-combined-with-vertic/
Pallet Garden Reference Design! Combined with vertical gardening and water recycling! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/CZ5M/H5TU8LWH/FRNCZ5MH5TU8LWH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/CZ5M/H5TU8LWH/FRNCZ5MH5TU8LWH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/CZ5M/H5TU8LWH/FRNCZ5MH5TU8LWH.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician This was my first attempt at raised bed pallet gardening and it has since changed into 2 designs! A vertical pallet planter with bucket feet and an inclined pallet garden that slopes a little and the water drains to one end to be recycled.    1 week later and I have added 5 more videos (unlisted)  t...
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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:42:35 PDT
making of table top water fountain http://www.instructables.com/id/making-of-table-top-water-fountain/
making of table top water fountain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/6E3X/H2WEXR6F/F606E3XH2WEXR6F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/6E3X/H2WEXR6F/F606E3XH2WEXR6F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/6E3X/H2WEXR6F/F606E3XH2WEXR6F.SMALL.jpg crab-64-inventions (sri) making of table top water fountain is not an easy job but u can get an idea of making it by following my steps. you need: 1) m seal 2) 12v motor (used in tape recorders) 3) plastic round cap 4) plastic wheel (to fix in the fan) well here m seal is a wax based gum u can mold the gum as u like. i ...
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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 05:35:27 PDT